Eligibility

Undergraduate Students- Fayette Campus

Undergraduate Students- Other Locations and Graduate Students


Undergraduate Students- Fayette Campus

All students receiving institutional financial aid are required to live on campus unless, before the first day of the semester's classes, they are [1] married, [2] the custodial parent of a minor child living with them, [3] over 21 years of age, [4] in their fifth year of college or ninth full time semester, or, [5] living with a parent or legal guardian in the parent's primary residence within 35 miles of Fayette. Transfer students who have attempted and successfully completed three full time semesters of academic credit entering CMU in a spring semester or four full time semesters of academic credit entering CMU in a fall semester are exempt from the on-campus housing requirement for institutional aid. All international freshmen or transfer students, including those transferring from another U.S. institution, must live in an on-campus residence hall for a minimum of one year, and thereafter must meet one of the other exemptions to live off campus.

To receive institutional aid or the state need-based grant, a student must be enrolled full-time. To receive federal and state student aid, students must be fully admitted in a degree or certificate seeking program. To receive institutional aid or the state need-based grant, a student must be enrolled full-time. The number of hours enrolled determines the amount, if any, of the Federal Pell Grant. Institutional aid can never exceed the cost of tuition.

Students will not receive any financial assistance if they owe refunds on grants or are in default on a loan previously issued by Central Methodist University or another institution, or are not maintaining satisfactory progress in the course of study they are pursuing according to the standards and practices of the University. Please refer to the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Students engaged in a study abroad program are eligible to receive Title IV aid if the program is approved for credit by CMU. The study abroad program does not have to be a required part of the student's degree program.

All funding is awarded in accordance with state and federal policies, and those policies set forth by CMU's Enrollment Management Committee and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual preference, religion, sex, national origin, age, or federally defined disability in its awarding of financial assistance. Concerns regarding financial aid should be filed first with the Director of Financial Assistance. Appeals may be made to the Vice-President of Finance and Administration.

 

Undergraduate Students - Other Locations and Graduate Students

To receive federal and state financial aid, a student must be fully admitted in a degree or certificate program. To receive state need-based grants, a student must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program. To receive the Federal Direct Loan, a student must be enrolled at least half time. Subsidized Federal Direct loans are not available to graduate students. The number of hours enrolled as an undergraduate student in pursuit of their first Bachelor’s degree and financial need determine the amount, if any, of the Federal Pell Grant. Students enrolled in the College of Graduate and Extended Studies are not eligible for any institutional aid, academic or participatory.

Students will not receive any federal financial assistance if they owe refunds on grants or are in default on a loan previously issued by Central Methodist University or another college, or are not maintaining satisfactory progress in the course of study they are pursuing according to the standards and practices of the University. Please refer to the section below on Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Students engaged in a study abroad program are eligible to receive Title IV aid if the program is approved for credit by CMU. The study abroad program does not have to be a required part of the student's degree program.

All funding is awarded in accordance with state and federal policies, and those policies set forth by the Enrollment Management Committee. Central Methodist University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual preference, religion, sex, national origin, age, or federally defined disability in its awarding of financial assistance. Concerns regarding financial aid should be filed first with the Director of Financial Assistance. Appeals may be made to the Vice-President of Finance and Administration.

 
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